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think-progress:

Add Ted Yoho to the list of climate deniers.

the people who can’t sleep at night because of superstitions they read in their bible, but ignore what they see in the world around them.

think-progress:

Add Ted Yoho to the list of climate deniers.

the people who can’t sleep at night because of superstitions they read in their bible, but ignore what they see in the world around them.

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nprfreshair:

Fresh Air’s TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new series  Fargo, based on the 1996 Coen Brothers cult classic. Here’s what he says: 



When the news arrives that FX has a new series called Fargo, the expectation is that it will be either a sequel to, or expansion of, that 18-year-old movie. And certainly, the previews have done nothing to discourage that.

But no. The TV version of Fargo tells a completely different story, with completely different characters. Only the snow remains the same. Yet based on the first four episodes, this new Fargo is a worthy companion piece to the film. The Coen brothers are on board as two of the executive producers, so they clearly approve – though that’s pretty much the extent of their involvement. Instead, FX’s Fargo is written and concocted by Noah Hawley, whose previous credits include working on Bones, and not much else. This is his step up to the major leagues – and in his first at-bat in the bigs, he swings hard, and hits a home run.

His Fargo – this first season, anyway – is envisioned as a stand-alone 10-part story. If it continues to a Season 2, it will be with a completely different plot, characters, and cast. That’s the way True Detective launched itself this season on HBO, and you know how brilliantly that turned out. By designing TV shows this way – longer and deeper than a feature film but not running for years – networks can get A-list movie talent to commit, and writers can craft stories with the end in sight from the start.
FX’s Fargo benefits from that, greatly.

Hear the full review HERE. 



 

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nprfreshair:

Fresh Air’s TV critic David Bianculli reviews the new series  Fargo, based on the 1996 Coen Brothers cult classic. Here’s what he says: 

When the news arrives that FX has a new series called Fargo, the expectation is that it will be either a sequel to, or expansion of, that 18-year-old movie. And certainly, the previews have done nothing to discourage that.

But no. The TV version of Fargo tells a completely different story, with completely different characters. Only the snow remains the same. Yet based on the first four episodes, this new Fargo is a worthy companion piece to the film. The Coen brothers are on board as two of the executive producers, so they clearly approve – though that’s pretty much the extent of their involvement. Instead, FX’s Fargo is written and concocted by Noah Hawley, whose previous credits include working on Bones, and not much else. This is his step up to the major leagues – and in his first at-bat in the bigs, he swings hard, and hits a home run.

His Fargo – this first season, anyway – is envisioned as a stand-alone 10-part story. If it continues to a Season 2, it will be with a completely different plot, characters, and cast. That’s the way True Detective launched itself this season on HBO, and you know how brilliantly that turned out. By designing TV shows this way – longer and deeper than a feature film but not running for years – networks can get A-list movie talent to commit, and writers can craft stories with the end in sight from the start.

FX’s Fargo benefits from that, greatly.

Hear the full review HERE.

 

image via FX 

want to watch

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nbcsnl:

Earlier today, we were all like….

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But after hearing the news about The Maya Rudolph Show, we’re all like…

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Congratulations on The Maya Rudolph Show getting an airdate, Maya! You know we’ll be watching. Everybody be sure to watch the premiere on May 19 at 10pm ET/PT, and you might just see some familiar faces (Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, among others)…

what’s this all about?

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fuckyeahthebookofmormon:

The Book of Mormon will play Boise from July 21 to 26, 2015.

for the nephew-in-law

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msnbc:

Republicans have a new plan to court women voters, and some of the ideas are laughable. The Cycle hosts Krystal Ball and Abby Huntsman join Rev. Sharpton to give their take on what’s hurting the Republican party’s efforts to convince women to vote for them.

i will assume that the other 41% let their husbands speak for them.

msnbc:

Republicans have a new plan to court women voters, and some of the ideas are laughable. The Cycle hosts Krystal Ball and Abby Huntsman join Rev. Sharpton to give their take on what’s hurting the Republican party’s efforts to convince women to vote for them.

i will assume that the other 41% let their husbands speak for them.

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nprmusic:

Why We Fight About Pop Music

terrific discussion on pop music criticism, and avoiding one’s own snobbery in this regard.

nprmusic:

Why We Fight About Pop Music

terrific discussion on pop music criticism, and avoiding one’s own snobbery in this regard.

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another of those tracks from the cure, that seem to end all too quickly

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unreliable-external:

Erasure- Always

The opener of last night’s show, Vasillus, did a version of this.

there are a few truly timeless erasure singles, including this one.

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mademoisellemigraine:

I tried to go outside to see the eclipse, but it is raining and there are trees in my back yard blocking my view. My dedication ends there. 

i tried, but forgot and fell asleep. my dedication ended well before yours.
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deborah harry - wild horses

i wasn’t aware of such a nice recording of this cover.